2015 Barcelona Fives had been one of the most
difficult ever to qualify for the Cup competition
with not even 2nd place in the group a guaranteed
a place in the Cup. We therefore we expected a
very strong Plate competition with some quality
teams that would have otherwise made the Cup in
some of our other tournaments.
Plate Quarter-Finals would begin with Naranjitos
versus Drunk Perfect. Naranjitos were chasing
a third successive Plate victory and if they could
win this competition they would be the second
team to achieve that feat after the CSF won the
Plate at the 2009 Algarve Open, 2009 Amsterdam
Fives and 2009 Valencia Fives.
a twist of fate these two teams had met in the
group phase Naranjitos had edged that game 2-1.
Drunk Perfect would have their opportunity to
gain revenge! With the match under-way nothing
could separate the two teams in the first half
and they entered half-time level at 1-1. Javier
Hernandes Torres scored his second of the day
for Naranjitos whilst Giovanni Galle scored his
third of the tournament for Drunk Perfect.
was more of the same in the second half as the
teams shared a goal each Miguel Angel Escuita
Lozano for Naranjitos and Dimitri Hubert for Drunk
Perfect. The final score was 2-2 and we needed
penalties to decide this tie.
two teams could be separated after the first round
of penalties Naranjitos took the first penalty
but missed it to hand the initiative to Drunk
Perfect who scored theirs for 1-0. In the second
round of penalties Naranjitos levelled it up only
for Drunk Perfect to forge ahead again, 2-1. Naranjitos
held their nerve to level it again at 2-2 but
Drunk Perfect remained cool to convert the decisive
spot kick and they were through, 3-2 on penalties.